Hit List: 1855 Farmhouse at 100 E. Bells Mill Road

This Chestnut Hill 1855 farmhouse looks like something Hansel and Gretel would eat if they could, those gavones. The Wisteria-framed 100 E. Bells Mill Road is a two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath and 2,536-square-foot $625K “cottage” we saw from Elfant Wissahickon that’s right near The Woodmere Art Gallery, Morris Arboretum and the Norwood Academy. Renovations on the address include new air conditioning, upgraded electric, a second full bath, renovated master bath, additional closet space, a second-floor laundry, lower-level dining […]


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Flying Carpet Cafe and Bar Opens On Poplar Street With New Hope House Wines

Two months ago The Flying Carpet Café and Bar, a new dig with a Mediterranean twist, opened at 1841 Poplar Street, the site that was once home to New Janie’s Lounge before it closed due to unpaid taxes. On a bright afternoon its calm vibe and green and purple walls could make you feel like you’re in a breezy beach café in some coastal town, not just one block from Girard Avenue. Owner Kevin Young says […]


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Arrow Swim Club To Open Friday

On Friday, the much anticipated wet dream of Piazza developer Bart Blatstein and PR guru Nicole Cashman that is the Arrow Swim Club will have it’s grand opening, and just in time: it seems a few “look, they’re almost finished!” photos have popped up on Flickr. (We reported on Arrow back in February when we were just a baby fox.) Meanwhile, many Northern Liberties’ residences are still rolling their eyes at the idea of an exclusive $1K […]


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Global Vintage Domination, One Warehouse at a Time

Slip on your Members’ Only Jacket, click your heels three times and you’d likely find yourself at the Sazz Vintage Warehouse on 2438 Coral Street. This 6K-square-foot space is the mecca of Philadelphia’s vintage clothing scene and offers anything your retro heart desires. With boxes upon boxes of overflowing clothing, numbering into the thousands, it’s easy to find yourself digging, elbows deep, into a box of 1950’s jackets like some vintage archeologist on the verge […]


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Hit List: The Sunset Strip In Philly’s Suburbs

Sylvester Stallone and Naked Philly have one thing in common: we love daylight. Keller Williams of Blue Bell has a $1.15M five-bedroom, four-and-a-half bath home on 1 W. Sunset Avenue in Chestnut Hill that is right up our alley in that respect. The address is the home of Laurie Bruno, who owns Ligne Roset in Manayunk. Multiple skylights and windows, 10-foot-high ceilings, a 20-foot cathedral entrance, an open floor plan, maple hardwood floors, dining room […]


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Good News Gazette: Bedford Cafe Officially Coming To 609 S. 20th Street

Back in March we reported on Bedford Cafe, the new restaurant from Dan Clark of Pub & Kitchen. The plans were met with some resistance because of the residential address. We can now happily report that Bedford Cafe was granted its requested use variance and is officially coming to the corner of 20th and Kater (609 S. 20th Street to be exact) thanks to today’s zoning approval.


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Bar Rescue Doing 24-Hour Remodel On Downey’s Irish Pub Today

Spike TV recently ordered 10 episodes of the new series Bar Rescue, the Kitchen Nightmare-esque show for bars in need of a major rehaul, and host Jon Taffer is setting his sites on one bar per episode. The associate producer of Bar Rescue, Heather Gordon of 3 Ball Productions, contacted us to let us know that Philadelphia’s Downey’s Irish Pub will be closed today as Taffer and the Spike crew have taken over for the 24-hour […]


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Amsterdam Airport Gets Park, Butterflies and Happy Thoughts; Philadelphia Gets More Places To Be Stressed

Yesterday morning Schiphol airport in Amsterdam launched the world’s first airport park, which is centered around an almost-razed 130-year-old tree. The airport park has an outdoor terrace and, inside, emulates the outdoors with projected butterflies and recorded sounds of bicycle bells and animals. The park features ivy chairs, fiber-optic cables, tube lighting and cell phone charging stations that requires you to pedal a energy-generating bike; the Park Cafe has fresh juices and organic burgers. Three weeks ago the […]


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Lancashire Equity Revitalizing 333 Cantrell With Nine New Townhomes

The 13,318-square-foot lot on the 300 block of Cantrell Street in South Philly (which right now looks like a city version of the magical oasis David Bowie once ruled in the ’86 classic movie Labyrinth) is about to get a makeover (MOVE. THAT. BUS!). Lancashire Equity, a small real estate holding company and builder, has drawn up plans to build nine two-story, three-bedrooms homes on the 184′ x 69′ lot with a two-car parking lot behind each and […]


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